Virtual Connections 2023

We’ll be carrying on with Peer Gatherings
and Monthly Webinars.

2024 Gathering | October 24-27

DoubleTree by Hilton
Lisle/Naperville, IL

Countdown to FARM 2024









FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Folk DJ Showcase, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.


From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

FARM Spotlights Chicago at 2023 Gathering

FARM Spotlights Chicago at 2023 Gathering

We are very pleased to announce a special event taking place at the FARM Gathering on Saturday, October 21 at 7 pm, showcasing some of the amazing local Chicago talent that might be newer to FARM audiences. Taking place in the Majestic Ballroom right before the...

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2023 Folk DJ Showcase Artists

2023 Folk DJ Showcase Artists

Taking place in the Majestic Ballroom on Thursday, October 19 from 8-10:30 pm, this year's Folk DJ Showcase features artists from all over the US and Canada that folk DJs are excited about. Here's the list of this year's performers in order of appearance...hope you...

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Tickets Available to Official & Folk DJ Showcases

Tickets Available to Official & Folk DJ Showcases

There will be a limited number of tickets available to attend the 2023 FARM Folk DJ Showcase & Official Artist Showcases from 8-10:30 pm on October 19, 20 and 21 the DoubleTree in Lisle, IL. Admission is a suggested $20 donation per night and includes entry to the...

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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